I recently asked a question on http://boardgames.stackexchange.com/ and a moderator decided to merge it with another question that they thought matched the same criteria.
Another moderator then proceeded to merge all of the answers to my original question into one mega Community Wiki answer.
I posted this post on the meta site to voice my disapproval. (This is just some background info for you, it's not my aim to debate that here and start a meta-meta argument.)
What I would like to discuss is merging other peoples' answers into a single CW answer and why I think this is wrong. (I'm not sure if 10k or admins can view, but my answer and others were deleted.)
There is no longer any credit given in terms of that persons name being mentioned alongside the answer.
There is no longer any future credit given in terms of upvotes. (No way to say thanks in an answer.)
Information is lost when the answer is shortened (although this may be appropriate in some/most answers for CW)
No chance to comment or debate points in the answer (although this may not be appropriate in some/most answers for CW). e.g. 'I just checked out the link and noticed for Catan, although its an online version you still need to download software'
I'd be also interested to know if that effects a users' rights under the CC license? I guess you can either have my answer and "remix" it according to the license, but you still need to attribute it?
I have no big interest in the rep, but I feel uncomfortable about everyones collective work being uncredited for the sake of a single point list answer.